Dripping a Shrimp

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  1. Tiger eye

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    Hi guys I bought a Fire Shrimp and driped it for an hour their after i put it in my tank about an hour later it was dead[​IMG] so i phoned the lfs where i bought it and they told me that i was suposed to drip it for 24 houers. [​IMG] Ive never heard of this. If so how do i do it if i am working?

    Can someone shed some light on this subject?

    Thanks
    Tiger eye
     
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  3. Sentari

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    Without getting into to much of a heated debate.

    Max dripping time is 3 hours.

    I dont believe in dripping at all (please dont take this the wrong way)
     
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    I allways dripped my shrimps 2-3 hrs as they are sensitive to pH, salinity and temp changes. I never lost one.
     
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    Tiger Eye,

    Also make sure your tank is grounded. Does your finger tingle when inserted into your tank? I know this can be a problem for certain inverts
     
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    I bought three cleaner shrimps, I got home and had to go out again quickly, so I tried to acclimitise them in 30 mins, I lost all 3 in an hour of being in the DT (when I got home all three were dead. A week later, I got 3 more, got home and acclimitised them for 4-5 hours, all three of these made it. My salinity is.026, the LFS salinity was .023, but I also think the ph, and I also feel for shrimp, the nsw and synthetic make a big differance. I got a friend who dumps them straight in, and they were all fine (he use's synthetic). All the wild shrimp I catch, never had a problem dumping them straight into mine (NSW).
    IMO, the longer you acclimitise, the safer.
     
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    Shrimp can be very finicky wrt salinity and probably other parameters as well. Dripping time should probably depend on the difference in parameters. Maybe you can take a water sample from the LFS and compare to your own. Possibly try only buying from tanks that have similar parameters to yours?
     
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    I climatise my shrimps for 30min, then release, never lost one...
     
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    It onley tingels when my arm also touches the frame of the stand and water simeltaneously. is this a problem?
     
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    That means you have stray voltage. All you need to do is earth your tank or find what is 'leaking' electricity into your tank - most likely a powerhead.

    p.s. I do think this could be a case of not long enough acclimation as generally the shrimp will be dead from the elec before it hits the bottom of the tank.

    gl
     
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